Friday, June 22, 2012

Creating a New Reality in the Bitterroot Mountains


[caption id="attachment_448" align="alignleft" width="300"]Scenery from the front porch at Reflections Inn View from the front porch at Reflections Inn[/caption]

Our Beginning-
While driving on the Blue Ridge Highway in the early summer of 1985, my wife, Ruth, began reflecting on her career in residential real estate development. She realized that she was no longer satisfied to simply earn an income and she found no meaning in her work. She had come to a major turning point in her life and she knew she wanted a new direction.

Jumping forward 10 years-
In 1995 Reflections Inn, as we know it today (formerly Lookingglass Inn), was purchased and work was begun on transforming it into the quiet, restful and peaceful place it is today. Located on the beautiful Clearwater River in north central Idaho, Reflections Inn offers a natural beauty that is breathtaking in its simplicity.

A New Reality-
Over the years many individuals, couples, and small groups of friends and family have discovered Reflections Inn and, even if for only a short time, have created their own peaceful, quiet and renewing reality. Reflections Inn is a place to get quiet with yourself and with others, or perhaps even read a good book and explore personal thoughts.

"How beautiful it is to do nothing, then to rest afterwards"
-An old Spanish proverb

This speaks to the vision behind the Reflections Inn.  There seems to be so much chaos in today's world.  This chaos seeps into our daily lives and wears us down; we need a sanctuary from the chaos, even if just for a day, where we can begin to find ourselves, our humanity again.

For the past 17 years, Reflections Inn has welcomed many guests back, over and over again.  Many of our guests have become dear friends and we follow each other's lives.  We are a place that treats you, well, like a dear friend or family.  Ruth has been and continues to be the heart and soul of this place.  It was, after all, her dream, her vision, that brought this Inn into being.  Reflections Inn thrives today, because of her dedication to providing a safe respite for herself and others in an otherwise maddening and chaotic world.

Come yourself, bring your friends and or family to the Reflections Inn.
As Virginia Wolf wrote,  "A luxury ... a quiet place in the heart of chaos."